Mazda3 saloon (2009-2010): owner reviews

"With excellent build quality and lots of equipment, the fun-to-drive Mazda3 is a great alternative to the Ford Focus and VW Golf."

Carbuyer Rating

2.0 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.5 out of 5

67%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 6reviews
  • 5reviews

Common Problems

  • Other (3 cases)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

39

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
Have had no problems (yet)
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Not great fuel economy

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

36
Review
Never let me down
Running Cost

3 out of 5

A bit thirsty for a small 1.6 saloon and servicing expensive at main dealers

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
No problems since purchase

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
Have had 3 Mazda 3's all been faultless
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Can e a bit thirsty round town

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Review
boot lock fell apart one day meaning couldn't close the boot lid, required a brand new boot lock, wasn't covered by warranty and cost best part of Ł200 in total repair bill. Other than that the car has never missed a beat, very reliable and good economy so far.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Parts you would expect to be expensive prove to be cheap and parts you would expect to be inexpensive prove to be expensive... Strange? Economy always averages mid 20's - 30's mpg even when driven hard and the tank capacity is large enough to allow a motorway journey along the length of the country on a single tank (as my previous car was a Mazda RX8 231ps this is a welcome revelation!!). Mpg is on a par if not better than my previous to last car which was a 2006 Mazda 3 Hatchback (2.0D Sport) even though the engine, torque and bhp figures are larger than the previous model. Servicing costs are also reasonable on the whole.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

46
Review
My car has been faultless
Running Cost

4 out of 5

The economy and running costs have been lower than I thought

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

54

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
I have had no issues since purchasing the car which has done 60000miles in under 3 years
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Car is under Manufacturer's warranty. Car is diesel, mostly motorway driving good mpg particularly for size of engine 2.2

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
No problems
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Not monitored

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
Never had a problem with it
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Apart from fuel hardly any cost at all

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
Excellent -no faults
Running Cost

5 out of 5

No complaint

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

takuya, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
No problems so far!
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Just had the car about 4 months, so still unsure on this.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

TS2, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Overall very good. Small niggles like the speedometer cannot be easily seen, auto wipers are rubbish, no indication of what gear is selected when in fully auto mode, drivers seat not as comfortable as previous model.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Very good

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Review
Remote keyfob stopped working (replaced under warranty). i-stop battery also expired, outside warranty but Mazda and dealer made contributions.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Fuel consumption alot below 'book' of 41.5 so need to put between Ł40-Ł50 petrol per week.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
No problems at all
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Very good

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
Not had any problems at all.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Very economical

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

56

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55
Review
Not happy with unreliable DPF warning light, unsatisfactory response from dealer. Otherwise great car.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Great mpg

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

56
Review
Only problem I have had, which was picked up during a routine service is a slight oil leak.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Road tax is excellent and insurance isn't excessive, with the added fuel economy it very good.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Running Cost

3 out of 5

servicing & parts are very expensive at Mazda garages

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
Yet to fail.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Total cost is about Ł1100 per annum, inclusive of fuel, insurance, tax & servicing.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Sport, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
It is a practical, comfortable car to drive and be driven in. Excellent!

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